Central European Media Enterprises Ltd

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CETV : NASDAQ : Services
$3.975 -0.025 | -0.62%
Today's Range: 3.9 - 4.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 276200.0
05/24/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CENTRAL EUROPEAN MEDIA's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. CENTRAL EUROPEAN MEDIA has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.24 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 52.67% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)135.0129.0
EBITDA ($mil)22.1417.11
EBIT ($mil)12.277.76
Net Income ($mil)-11.07-40.44

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)90.9698.42
Total Assets ($mil)1420.281494.8
Total Debt ($mil)1018.3946.89
Equity ($mil)140.55296.99

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin34.8531.45
EBITDA Margin16.3913.26
Operating Margin9.096.02
Sales Turnover0.450.41
Return on Assets-10.62-5.48
Return on Equity-115.59-30.2
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.841.95
Interest Expense23.7649.15
Interest Coverage0.520.16

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)144.18135.9
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share0.972.19
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume259745.0147688.0


HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.10 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.00 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.64. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CENTRAL EUROPEAN MEDIA proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CETV NM Peers 20.46   CETV 12.28 Peers 11.52

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

CETV's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

CETV is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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CETV 19.51 Peers 70.61   CETV NA Peers 1.87

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

CETV is trading at a discount to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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CETV 4.10 Peers 3.64   CETV -83.60 Peers 101.88

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

CETV is trading at a premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, CETV is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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CETV 0.90 Peers 16.34   CETV 5.80 Peers 36.69

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

CETV is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

CETV significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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